Implant Crowns

Implant Crowns

An implant crown is secured by an abutment that is attached to an abutment screw and the implant. This differs from a traditional crown in that an implant crown’s function is to restore a missing tooth and is shaped to fit an abutment. A traditional crown uses an original tooth that is shaped to fit a crown. On the other hand, an implant crown is molded and shaped to fit over an abutment screw (also known as a connector) to lock into place.
When a tooth is missing or have been removed due to damage, impactions, and/or injury, your dentist may suggest an implant to fill in the area. An impression is taken that will show the shape of the surrounding area and your gums so that your new implant and implant crown can properly fit. When our lab technician creates the implant crown, the same mold will be used to create the abutment.

Apart from the abutment, an alternative to screwing the crown the implant is a screw-retained implant crown. In this case, a screw is used to directly attach the crown to the implant instead of an abutment.

How is an implant crown secured?

Similar to the material used to secure a traditional crown to a tooth. An implant crown is bonded to the abutment. This does not apply to the screw-retained implant crown. Bonding a crown prevents bacteria to find its way to the implant.

How do I take care of my implant crown?

Keep the tissue surrounding the implant healthy by brushing, flossing, and attending routine cleaning and exams with your dentist.

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